NFL would consider allowing medical marijuana if it helped with concussions

nfl.si.com Published: January 23, 2014
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Weed OK in the NFL? Maybe, if it helps with head injuries.

During a panel Thursday to announce a brain-research grant for the league, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said "if medical experts ever say medical marijuana would help with concussions then [he] would consider allowing it."



The two teams in the Super Bowl - the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos - are each from states that have legalized recreational marijuana use. But recreational use of the drug currently falls under the league's banned substance list and can add up to a four-game suspension for players caught using.

But if medicinal use can help the NFL in its ongoing fight to curb head injuries and post-concussion effects (and the lawsuits that have accompanied them), it's clearly something Goodell will look into.

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